ATC/AIRBORNE CAS COMPATIBILITY - AN ANALYSIS OF FIELD-DERIVED DATA

Two realtime simulation experiments were conducted at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (NAFEC) for the purpose of investigating the interface between the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system and a proposed Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS). Based on results of those experiments, it was concluded that: (1) Some means of desensitizing the ACAS in the final approach sequencing and spacing zone of busy terminal areas was mandatory, and (2) The concentration of ATC/ACAS interaction would probably vary from site to site. In lieu of further realtime simulation, track history data were recovered from the Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami ARTS III facilities. After intermediate processing, the digital representation of the traffic flows were inspected by a software model of the ACAS. Results were reduced in the form of alarm rates, before and after desensitization. Results of the analysis confirmed the conclusion that some form of desensitization would be required.

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  United States 
  • Authors:
    • JOLITZ, G
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

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  • Pagination: 79 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-76-14, FAA-RD-75-228
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 2002 12:00AM